Five Female SC&IS Seniors Awarded 2018 MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award

Five female supply chain majors were recipients of the 2018 MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award. Congratulations to Taylor Peterson, Laura Holleran, Rachel Gimuriman, Amanda Rizzotti, and Lillian Swei.

Five seniors in the Supply Chain and Information Systems Program at Smeal have received the 2018 MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award, presented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award is given annually to outstanding graduating senior supply chain and/or industrial engineering majors. This prestigious accomplishment also grants tuition scholarships of $10,000 (Honorable Mention Winners) and $25,000 (First Place Winners) to the MIT SCM program in Boston.

The award was presented by Danny Yunes, a Penn State Supply Chain Alumni (‘06) and graduate of the MIT Master of Engineering, Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management Program. Yunes is founder and COO of a technology startup, Realine Technology, in San Francisco, CA.

First Place Winners:

Taylor Peterson: Taylor is a Supply Chain & Information Systems Major from Highland, MD, and a member of the Schreyer Honors College. After graduation, Taylor will be working for Dell in their Procurement department.

Laura Holleran: Laura is a Supply Chain & Information Systems Major from State College, PA, and is a member of the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program. Laura will be working for Dell as a commodity planning analyst after graduation.

Honorable Mention Winners:

Rachel Gimuriman: Rachel is a Supply Chain & Information Systems Major from Fair Lawn, NJ, and a member of the Schreyer Honors College and Sapphire Leadership Academic Program. Following graduation, Rachel will be working for PwC in New York City as a technology advisory associate.

Amanda Rizzotti: Amanda is a Supply Chain & Information Systems Major from Brewster, NY, and a member of the Schreyer Honors College and Sapphire Leadership Academic Program. Amanda will be working for Dell in their Supply Chain Development Program after graduation.

Lillian Swei: Lillian is a double major in Supply Chain & Information Systems as well as Hospitality Management, and a member of the Schreyer Honors College. Lillian is from Schwensville, PA, and will be working for Apple, Inc., as a procurement business analyst in San Francisco after graduation.

Read more about the awards here.